Fauna inventories from the intertidal zone in Wimereux, France
This dataset is the result of census exercises made by students in the framework of the Marine Biology Excursions Course, at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The data includes occurrence from the intertidal zone, taken on a yearly basis (by different batches of students), for which identifications are systematically checked by the supervisors. The field work focuses on transects chosen in the the Bay of Wimereux (Pas-de-Calais, France) which are oriented towards contrasted ecological gradients.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 191 records.
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Danis, B., Josens, G., De Ridder, C., Dubois, Ph. [YEAR ACCESSED]. ULB Marine Biology field inventories. Accessed trough [URL]
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The dataset focuses on the Bay of Wimereux (Pas-de-Calais, France)
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [50.763, 1.582], North East [50.809, 1.616]|
The dataset includes a full census of marine biodiversity in the region of interest.
Sampling occurs at low tide, along transects. Students choose a series of contrasting sampling stations along the transects.
|Study Extent||The study includes yearly inventories carried by 1st year Master students. The study focuses on ecological gradients, and zonation in a bay subjected to strong tidal influence.|
|Quality Control||Identifications are carried out using identification keys by the students and systematically checked by the supervisors. The data quality undergoes a quick QC, addressing various semantic and parameter issues (taxon names, georeferencing, formatting,...).|
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- Each group of students produces a spreadsheet in CSV format, using the GBIF data templates. The data is aggregated in the file which is shared through this IPT instance.